A satellite image shows Hurricane Florence as it churns through the Atlantic Ocean toward the U.S. East Coast on September 11, 2018

NOAA’s Cooperative R&D Agreements – Supporting Partnerships with the U.S. Private Weather Industry

NOAA’s laboratories regularly partner with private sector companies through Cooperative Research and Development Agreements – CRADAs – to conduct work that is mutually beneficial and helps to accomplish the NOAA mission. One area of increasing collaborative activity is in private weather forecasting. A recent article in Grist.org provides a good description of how NOAA’s weather forecasting work overlaps with private industry and how they complement each other.

Read the original article: As private weather forecasting takes off, who is left behind?